The Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) and the Stanford University Bits & Watts Program are collaborating on a Western Interconnection Data Analytics Project. The purpose of the project is to analyze historical data to identify connections between public policy developments and the changing resource mix and operation of the electrical grid in the West. The analysis and insights achieved are intended to inform the decisions of policymakers and utility regulators in Western states and Canadian provinces. As part of this project, Stanford University graduate students are developing a Western Interconnection Data Dashboard that will provide on-line access to historical information regarding the electrical output and emissions of all the thermal generators in the Western Interconnection from 2001 to present. The dashboard relies on data collection from the U.S. EPA’s Continuous Emission Monitory System (CEMS) database. The dashboard includes time series plots of monthly generation, plots of CO2, SO2, and NOx emissions, and other informative statistical plots for thermal generators in the West.
WIEB and the Stanford Bits & Watts Program invite you to attend a webinar to preview the Western Interconnection Data Dashboard and to offer your reactions and ideas for improving this tool.